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Alpine Skier Goes Airborne to Fetch Gold Medal

Image: Austria's Matthias Mayer competes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill
Austria's Matthias Mayer competes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP - Getty Images

Austria's Matthias Mayer competes during the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9, 2014. Mayer won a gold medal for his run.

Image: Gold medalist Matthias Mayer of Austria
Gold medalist Matthias Mayer of Austria celebrates during the flower ceremony after the Men's Downhill race on Feb. 9, 2014. ANTONIO BAT / EPA